GAINESVILLE -- Florida hasn't beaten archrival Florida State in The Swamp since Tim Tebow was a senior, so the Gators are wear white helmets, blue jerseys and white pants for the first time since ... FSU 2009.
First-year coach Jim McElwain calls tonight’s Sunshine Showdown “personal.”
The longtime rivals are nearly mirror images of each this year, two flawed offenses buoyed by electric playmakers (FSU’s Dalvin Cook, UF’s Antonio Callaway) and a pair of stout defenses.
Tonight could be a real rock fight, with Cook (and possibly kicker Robert Aguayo) proving to be the ultimate trump card(s). Or maybe McElwain's magic in The Swamp will continue.
WHERE: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
LINE: UF +2.5
1. Can Treon Harris protect the football?
2. Will UF’s Jon Bullard really miss this game?
3. Can the Gators go undefeated at home for the first time since 2012?
LINKS - UF vs FSU
So much for 5-0. After back-to-back 4-1 weeks, I submitted a real stinker last weekend (1-4). Gotta do better, so no turkey hangover here. 34-20-1 ATS on the season.
Mississippi (-1) at Mississippi State
Oklahoma State (+7) vs Oklahoma
Texas A&M at LSU (-4.5)
Notre Dame (+4) at Stanford
And finally, Florida (+2.5) vs FSU. The Seminoles could still win, but a considering the two teams are so evenly matched why not grab the points at night in The Swamp.
Enjoy the regular-season finale, y’all.
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